Happy Summer! It’s Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl taking a break from the sun and the pool (and the unpacking) to stop by with this fun little summer project. It’s hard to find time to sew in the summer – would you agree? This fun little quilt is the perfect project for a jam packed summer schedule!
Vintage Orange Peel Mini Quilt with HeatnBond® Lite
Finished quilt 24″ square
Here’s what you need to get started:
Lots of scraps!!! I used all my Vintage Picnic scraps for this quilt
Heat n Bond® Lite for the appliqué – yes those orange peels are machine appliquéd – who has time for hand stitching in the summer!
1/3 yard of white/off white background fabric
1/8 yard navy inner border fabric
Spray n Bond® Basting Spray
1/4 yard binding fabric
1-yard backing fabric
Vintage Orange Peel Mini Quilt with HeatnBond Lite Instructions:
Get started by cutting all those scraps into (64) 2 1/2″ squares. No pattern here – just scrappy!
Lay them out in 8 rows of 8.
Piece together in rows, pressing each row opposite so the seams come together nicely. Sew the rows together and press.
I love patchy quilts!!!!
For the inner navy border cut:
(2) 2″ x 16 1/2″ strips
(2) 2″ x 19 1/2″ strips
Sew the border to the sides of the scrappy unit, press. Then to the top and bottom, press.
For the orange peel, print off the orange peel pattern. Make sure it measures 3″ from end to end.
Trace the orange peel onto the HeatnBond Lite 48 times.
Cut out around each orange peel and press to the wrong side of the desired fabric – scrap buster style!!!
Cut out each orange peel and peel off the backing paper.
Cut the white fabric:
(4) 5 1/2″ x 19 1/2″
Position the orange peels as shown in the photo. Heat set in place. Sew around each orange peel using a straight stitch.
Make the corner blocks:
Using the above measurements, construct 4 blocks for each of the 4 corners.
Sew an orange peel unit to each side, press.
Sew a block unit to the ends of the remaining orange peel unit, press.
Sew the remaining orange peel units to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press.
Baste the quilt with SpraynBond Basting Spray for speedy results. I quilted the quilt with an all over double loop de loop pattern. Bind and enjoy!
I am super in love with this scrappy little quilt and love how it looks in my new kitchen!!!